Growing Resiliency, Inc. empowers children to realize that through any challenge and all obstacles, they can—and will—succeed.

Growing Stronger Together

The Growing Stronger Together – Little Sprouts tutoring program was launched in collaboration with the St. Norbert College Sturzl Center for Community Service & Learning. This program connects SNC students, serving as tutors, with children in an after school program. Training for the college students includes instruction in language that encourages a mindset of resiliency, strategies to support literacy growth, as well as ongoing coaching. This training equips the tutors to provide intentional and strategic support to their tutee. The beginning stages of this programming have already demonstrated an impact not only with the child being supported, but also the tutor providing the support. Together they grow stronger and more resilient.

When we first started working together, my mentee would just give up when he came to a hard word. Now, he keeps trying and gets upset when I try to help him. 
Growing Stronger Together Tutor

This program has also impacted me. When I feel like giving up, I think about what I say to my mentee, and realize that if I’m telling them to keep trying, I need to do the same thing.
Growing Stronger Together Tutor

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The Great Sequoia Redwood Trees

The great sequoia redwood trees, whose roots are quite shallow for such a mammoth tree, grow and prosper by entwining their root system together. They hold each other up. They share nutrients. They survive the winds and fires and storms. They survive, and thrive, because of each other and for each other. So does Growing Resiliency. Like the great redwoods, Growing Resiliency works together with in partnerships and collaboration to build a strong community by empowering school agers to prevail against the odds.

Growing Resiliency is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting resiliency in at-risk and underserved youth, enabling them to be the protagonist, the person who takes the lead, in their own life story.

Services currently focus on the Green Bay area and include collaboration with St. Norbert College students, Freedom House homeless shelter, and Green Bay Area Public Schools. The tutors are sourced through St. Norbert College and provide tutoring services to school age children residing in the Freedom House homeless shelter.

How It Works

Growing Resiliency works in collaboration with community organizations to train and provide ongoing coaching to college students who serve as mentors and tutors in a local homeless shelter or after school program. The training includes specific techniques and language that encourage a mindset of resiliency. College students are paired with a child or children and tutor them on academic engrained with positive messaging of resiliency: that sustained effort, challenges, mistakes, and failures are just stepping stones that will lead to their success. Email for more information about our current programs: Growing Stronger Together – Seedlings and Growing Stronger Together – Little Sprouts

Why Such a Program?

Because there is a dire need in the Green Bay community. Homeless and disadvantaged school-agers face challenges that are inconceivable. To be homeless, living in a shelter or living at a poverty level is a heavy burden for anyone, especially children who have little control over their situation. These children need the confidence and positivity to realize that they can, and will succeed. They need to grow resilient.

Working in Partnership

Academic achievement is impacted by poverty. Unfortunately, the level of children living in poverty continues to be a challenge in the Green Bay area. Tackling this tough issue calls for concerted, collaborative effort between organizations. Growing Resiliency, Inc. aims to join forces with organizations and create a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone.

Together We Can Do Great Things!